David Leitch, the co-founder of 87Eleven, has just finished directing (and co-directing) three of the most notable American action movies of the last few years. The former stuntman brings his eye for action and visually appealing worlds, as shown by Atomic Blonde and (his uncredited work on) John Wick, to Deadpool 2. Leitch not only takes the franchise’s action and scope to another level, but also adds a little more personality to Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and friends, including newcomers Cable (Josh Brolin), Domino (Zazzie Beetz), and Russell (Julian Dennison).
Originally, Leitch was interested in developing the X-Force movie, but after a few weeks of working on his pitch, Deadpool 2 came his way. After a warm reception from audiences and critics, we had the opportunity to speak with Leitch on the movie’s opening day about crafting the sequel’s action, how the first movie influenced some of his choices, and one X-Men easter egg that was cut from the movie.
Below, check out our David Leitch interview, which contains a few spoilers.
As soon as Deadpool 2 hit theaters last weekend, fans wanted to talk about the hilarious mid-credits scenes. We took a deep dive into what happened during the credits, mostly because a couple moments raised some big questions about the future of Deadpool. Now some new details have come to light that provide some answers to those questions.
But in order to talk about them, we need to dive into some major spoilers, so proceed at your own risk. Read More »
This past weekend finally brought Deadpool 2 to theaters. The sequel was one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, as the first R-rated comic book comedy stormed into theaters and broke box office records in February of 2016. So how did the follow-up fare at the box office after the first movie made such big waves?
Well, Deadpool 2 was easily able to dethrone Avengers: Infinity War from the top of the box office charts after three weeks of domination. However, when it comes to topping the box office records set for R-rated opening weekends, the movie fell short of the original Deadpool in the United States. But when it comes to the global box office, the news is much better. Read More »
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: David Leitch’s surprisingly funny Deadpool 2.)
“This is a family film,” Deadpool tells us early on in Deadpool 2. It is, of course, a joke – a movie loaded with vulgar jokes and ultra-violence can’t really be a “family film.” And yet, there’s an air of truth to this. Because a family indicates growth, and growth is exactly what Deadpool 2 showcases. For all its flaws – like the first film, it’s never quite as funny or subversive as it thinks it is – Deadpool 2 takes the meta world created by the original Deadpool, and builds upon it. It finds new ways to tell an old joke, and for that, it’s (mostly) a success.
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch breaks down a scene from the comedic comic book sequel. Plus, get a load of hundreds of Easter eggs and comic references you might have missed in the movie. And don’t miss stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin recreating The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with James Corden and hurling playground insults at each other across the pond.
First up, director David Letich talks us through this scene from Deadpool 2 where the Merc with a Mouth and the X-Men known as Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead show up to help contain a situation involving a mutant named Russell, trying to call himself Firefist. He provides some insight into the scene in question including some details from behind the scenes.
Next up, Mr. Sunday Movies takes on the herculean task of trying to lock down hundreds of Easter eggs, comic references and cameos from this fourth wall-breaking movie. This includes connections to other X-Men movies, comic book clues and hints, possible links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more.
While on the publicity tour for Deadpool 2, the film’s co-star Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to have some fun with a a parody of the classic western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. However, Corden wasn’t too happy about being labeled as “the ugly” one of the group, no matter how accurate it might be in this specific case.
Finally, over at BBC Radio, Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin took turns throwing out playground insults at each other. Reynold takes digs at Brolin’s age while Brolin tries to knock down how funny Reynolds thinks he is. It’s quite the amusing sparring match, but nothing they say really tops their adversarial relationship in Deadpool 2.
The second coming of Deadpool has arrived. The Merc with a Mouth has returned in a sequel that is just as raunchy and silly as the first, but brings a bigger dose of blockbuster comic book action along with it. But what did you think? Read More »
Are two characters in Deadpool 2 involved in a secret relationship? A wacky new theory has laid out all the evidence, and when you pair that with some information we know about the making of the sequel, it’s starting to sound pretty convincing. Discover this odd (but plausible!) Deadpool 2 theory below. Read More »
Deadpool 2 is in theaters right now, and thankfully the trailers and marketing haven’t spoiled all of the surprises in store for fans heading to see the irreverent superhero comedy this weekend. One of the biggest surprises comes from the sequel’s two mid-credits scenes.
Since this is Deadpool we’re talking about, they’re not really trying to blow fans’ minds by setting up future sequels, but rather delivering more meta gags as the Merc with a Mouth is wont to do. However, while these Deadpool 2 credits scenes are hilarious, they also raise some important questions about the future of Deadpool and the developing X-Force movie. If you haven’t seen Deadpool 2 and you don’t want any spoilers, then don’t read any further. Read More »